Tanuj Deora, Uplight

Tanuj Deora is Vice President, Market Development and Regulatory Affairs at Uplight, the product of the recent merger of Simple Energy, Tendril, FirstFuel, EnergySavvy, and eeme, and the leading solutions provider for delivering energy consumer centric innovation. In addition to leading Uplight’s regulatory affairs squad, he engages utility executives, investors, and other thought leaders to explore how to best align industry incentives and deploy cutting edge technology to deliver a cleaner, more resilient, consumer-centric energy system.

Prior to joining Uplight, Tanuj served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, ran the commercial portfolio of IHS Markit’s North American Power, Gas, and Renewables business, was a wind energy project developer for EDPR, and served as an energy industry strategy consultant with McKinsey. From 2011 to 2012 he served in the cabinet of

Governor John Hickenlooper as director of the Colorado Energy Office.

Tanuj has held board positions with Renewable Energy New England and the Interwest Energy Alliance and helped lead the education committee for Solar Power International / Energy Storage International. He was an advisor to the Rational Middle Energy Series and NREL’s solar deployment program, and currently serves as an advisory to Hygge Power, a residential energy storage company.

Tanuj served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, and holds a BSME from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Harvard. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters in the mountains, fixing up his 90-year-old house, or being grumpy, er, totally stoked about the Washington Nationals.